You like Mexican food? What do you think if you design the menu yourself? You cook some burritos and prepare a delicious guacamole with avocados made in your own garden.
You can choose from many varieties of avocados, from the Pinkerton and the Mexicola until Zutando, Gwen, Ester, Bacon or Negra de la Cruz. He Hass avocado however, it is the most popular on the market, the one with an oval shape and dark green to purple color. It has the virtue that it can be harvested throughout the year.
Grow avocados It is not a difficult task, although you have to pay attention to germination in order to have a well developed plant. If the seed settles as it should, it will only take regular care to obtain the fruits.
To get one avocado seedYou just have to take a fruit and open it in half and then remove the seed and clean it with water. Once there are no remains of the pulp, let it dry.
When you notice that there are no traces of moisture, it is time to nail four toothpicks that will serve as support during the germination stage. Take a glass jar and fill it with water, then rest the base of the seed in the water and hold it with your toothpicks, which will remain resting on the rim of the jar.
For a few weeks, examine the jar and change the water two or three times a week. Little by little, the seed will germinate and then some leaves will appear.
Once four to five leaves have grown, the plant must be transplanted to its final place. You may plant your avocado in the ground Or in a pot as it is a plant that adapts to small surfaces without inconvenience. If you do it in a pot, put soil in it and then support the seed in the center and then cover it with soil but leaving the top free.
The pot should receive sun watering and regular watering so it is best that you check the plant regularly to warn if the soil is too dry.
It is recommended to apply a fertilizer when spring arrives and during summer. If you want the plant to have a good density and be controlled, prune the tips of the branches from time to time.